#1
ok ive been playing for 5 months, mostly just shredding, i didnt jump into chords. i can play some amon amarth, and some ensiferum songs. and a bunch more. i got power chords down pat, but im not sure how im supposed to start to tackle chords.
#2
well, first probably just memorize the open majors and minors, which you can use to play a lot of simple songs, but to get more diverse...
i also have a good book called mel bays rhythm guitar chord system or sumpthin. its pretty much like a big chord index and it has excercises and stuff to practed the changes and stuff. check it out.
#3
Learn chords that are in songs you want to play is a good place to start.

From there I bought a small chords book and I task myself with learning some as and when I wish.
#4
www.chordbook.com - love this site
this is a post. there are many like it but this one is mine

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